Regulations on the principles of editorial ethics
1. General terms
The editorial board follows the principles and requirements of the following organizations in its work:
- The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (publicationethics.org).
- International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) (www.icmje.org).
- Committee of Scientific Editors (CSE) (www.councilscienceeditors.org).
- National Information Standards Organization (NISO) (www.niso.org/workrooms/piej).
2. Rights and Responsibilities of the Editorial Board
The editorial board is fully responsible for the published material, except for advertising and informational materials.
The editorial board is guided by the principles of ethics with respect to:
- authors of articles;
- objects of research;
- reviewers of publications;
- readers of the journal.
Editorial Responsibility to Readers
- The editorial board guarantees its readers that the information published in the journal is reliable, and unbiased.
- The editorial board provides readers with information about the authors of the materials published in the journal and about the institutions where researches were carried out.
- In the case of errors, the editorial board is responsible for correcting them.
- The editorial board has the right to accept articles for publication in the journal or reject them, based on the reviewers’ conclusion on the relevance, originality, reliability of the information contained in the article and its compliance with the subjects of the journal and the principles of editorial ethics accepted in the journal, as well as to return manuscripts for revision to the authors.
- Reviewing is carried out according to the procedure for reviewing articles, adopted in the editorial office and posted on the journal’s website: http://www.gvkg.ru/.
- The editorial board notifies authors about the reasons for the rejection of articles and gives recommendations for their correction.
- Authors are provided with information about the requirements to the design and submission of articles for publication on the website of the journal «Medical Bulletin of the main military clinical hospital named after N.N. Burdenko» on the website: http://www.gvkg.ru/.
- The editorial board ensures compliance with copyrights when reviewing an application for publication.
- The editorial board has the right to withdraw an article that has already been published if it is found to be in violation that was not disclosed during the review process.
Editorial board responsibility to research objects
- The editorial is guided by the Helsinki Declaration on Ethical Principles of Medical Research, approved by the World Medical Association (WMA) in 1964 and revised by the 64th WMA General Assembly in 2013.
Editorial board responsibility to reviewers
- The editorial board ensures the objectivity and unbiasedness of the reviewers, timely identifying cases of violations and taking measures to eliminate them.
- The Editorial Board makes a report on the rejection of the article based on the report of the reviewers.
- The editorial board ensures the anonymity of the reviewers.
- Reviewers are obliged to inform the editorial board if they have a conflict of interest.
3. Rights and Responsibilities of Authors
- When submitting manuscripts for publication in the Medical Bulletin of the main military clinical hospital named after N.N. Burdenko, authors must submit them in accordance with the requirements listed on the journal’s website: http://www.gvkg.ru/.
- Authors must comply with the legislation of the Russian Federation.
- Authors should understand that an article may be rejected in the following cases:
- the article does not meet the requirements for manuscripts, published on the website of the journal » Medical Bulletin of the main military clinical hospital named after N.N. Burdenko » on the Internet;
- the author’s refusal to follow the editorial board’s recommendations to correct errors in the design of the article;
- there is a violation of the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki Declaration on Ethical Principles of Medical Research, approved by the WMA;
- the article contains plagiarism or false data;
- the results of the study have already been published elsewhere.
- Authors are required to provide information about commercial organizations that supported the research or publication for placement in the journal, as well as any other conflicts of interest that may affect the content of the manuscript;
- Authors have the right to appeal the editorial decision regarding publication.